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Influence of Cover Crop Rotation and Conventional Management Practices on Strawberry Plant Growth and Weed Growth

Authors: Dennis N. Portz (Iowa State University) , Gail R. Nonnecke (Iowa State University)

  • Influence of Cover Crop Rotation and Conventional Management Practices on Strawberry Plant Growth and Weed Growth

    Horticulture Research Station

    Influence of Cover Crop Rotation and Conventional Management Practices on Strawberry Plant Growth and Weed Growth

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Abstract

The traditional cover crops, perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and sorghum sudangrass (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench), are used in rotation with strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) in the Midwest to improve soil quality and suppress pests. Use of cover crops in rotation with strawberry may provide an alternative to chemical pesticides and may maintain or improve soil quality. The objective of this study was to investigate how cover crops affect weed and nematode populations as well as the physical and chemical properties of soil when used in rotation with strawberry.

Keywords: Horticulture

How to Cite:

Portz, D. N. & Nonnecke, G. R., (2006) “Influence of Cover Crop Rotation and Conventional Management Practices on Strawberry Plant Growth and Weed Growth”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2005(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2006
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